Ways to Fight Against Breast Cancer

Posted: October 3rd, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

October is Breast Cancer awareness month. Many of the residents of our apartments in Mooresville, NC are looking for ways they can help. Here are a few ideas on how you can help in the fight against Breast Cancer this month.

Pin It To End It - The Avon Foundation for Women has created a Pinterest board to honor and remember women and men who are facing or who have battled breast cancer. Pin photos of a loved one whom breast cancer has taken from us, who is a breast cancer survivor or who is currently fighting the disease and tag the photos with #pinittoendit. For each photo posted and tagged during Breast Cancer Awareness Month the Avon Foundation will donate $5 (and for every re-pin, we'll donate an additional $0.50) up to $100,000 to fund both the Breast Health Outreach Program to improve access to breast health care and  research investigating the role viruses may play in breast cancer. Go to www.avonfoundation.org/pinittoendit to learn more.

Pink Yourself on Facebook - How do you look in pink? For Breast Cancer Awareness Month, why not try on some pink ... on Facebook? The Avon Foundation for Women has developed a Facebook tool to help you promote Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Visit www.avonfoundation.org/pinkyourself to "pink" your Facebook profile photo. You can tint it pink, or add a pink ribbon, an Avon Breast Cancer Crusade logo or the U.S. Avon Walk  for Breast Cancer slogan, "I'm In It To End It."

Buy Avon Pink Products - The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade's pink ribbon fundraising products donate 100% of net proceeds to the cause. The latest addition is the 20th Anniversary Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Watch, in two different styles and colors, available on Avon.com. The affordable pink ribbon collection features everything from bracelets and ear buds to scarfs and pins. Each product comes with a free breast health resource guide.

Walk and Be "In It To End it" - The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Series celebrates its 10th birthday season in 2012. Join us at the walk in Charlotte (October 27-28).
SOURCE Avon Foundation for Women

Iredell Hospitals Recognized for Performance

Posted: September 26th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Now there is an even better and more important reason to rent an apartment in Mooresville, NC, Your health. Iredell County's three hospitals were all labeled top performers last week by the leading accreditator of health care organizations in America.

The Joint Commission named Iredell Health System, Davis Regional Medical Center and Lake Norman Regional Medical Center as three of the nation's "Top Performers on Key Quality Measures."

The recognition means each hospital fell in the top 18% of Joint Commission-accredited hospitals that reported performance data for 2011.

Iredell Health System, which operates Iredell Memorial Hospital, was recognized for its performance in four different areas: heart attack, heart failure, pneumonia and surgical care.

This is the second year in a row that Davis Regional and Lake Norman Regional earned the recognition. Lake Norman Regional earned top performer status in heart attack, heart failure and pneumonia. Davis Regional was recognized as a top performer in pneumonia.

Each of the hospitals that were named as top performers met two 95% performance thresholds on 2011 accountability measure data. A 95% score means a hospital provided an evidence-based practice 95 times out of 100 opportunities to provide the practice. Each accountability measure represents an evidence-based practice -- for example, giving aspirin at arrival for heart attack patients, giving antibiotics one hour before surgery, and providing a home management plan for children with asthma.

"When we raise the bar and provide the proper guidance and tools, hospitals have responded with excellent results," said Mark R. Chassin, president of The Joint Commission. "This capacity for continual improvement points toward a future in which quality and safety defects are dramatically reduced and high reliability is sought and achieved with regularity."


Rent or Buy?

Posted: September 19th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Considering all of the volatility in the housing market in recent years, does it really make sense to own a home? Or is it better to rent an apartment in Mooresville, NC?

It used to be that the American dream included owning a home. Now the pendulum seems to have swung dramatically in the other direction. Since the housing bubble burst, some are beginning to rethink the conventional wisdom that owning a home is a good investment, even though declines in home prices have made purchasing and owning one somewhat more affordable.

Home prices and interest rates are only one consideration, as many found out during the housing market bust. Home ownership is great if are going to settle in the same place for around 10 years and can continue to afford the payments. Unfortunately, these circumstances can be unpredictable.

When deciding to buy or rent a home, financial considerations are important, but lifestyle issues should also be taken into account.

Be sure to consider everything when it comes to homeownership; benefits should be tempered by other considerations. Taking on a mortgage obligates you to live up to the terms of the loan for years, and homes typically require a significant investment in maintenance and occasional improvements. And as far as an investment, there's no guarantee you will be able to sell your property for more than what you paid for it.

Renting is a realistic starting point for most. As your savings grow and your credit score rises, you might be in a position to qualify for a mortgage and make the leap to home ownership. But choosing the right time to buy is important -- you need to feel secure that your sources of income will be there for the long run.

Lifestyle considerations. Personal traits and current life circumstances are other considerations as you assess whether to buy or rent.

Homeowners should be up to the task of maintaining their own property; from lawn work to minor home repairs. It also means being able to pay for professionals to do occasional work, including plumbers, electricians and carpenters. Renters enjoy a more maintenance-free lifestyle.

Another issue is the need for mobility. Those who are quite certain they can count on their job being in the same area can feel more comfortable making the jump to home ownership, provided they can afford it. Those who expect to be on the move for a job change or educational opportunities in the next three to five years might appreciate the relative mobility they have as a renter.

What's right for you?

There is no "one-size-fits-all" answer to the question of whether you should own or rent your home. A good starting point is to honestly answer questions such as:

Are you comfortable with your current life circumstances and income stability?

Are you disciplined in managing your expenses and paying off debts on a timely basis?

Are you fairly confident you won't be required to move to another city or area in the next five years for personal, work or education purposes?

Interested in renting in Mooresville, NC? Contact Abberly Green Apartment Homes.


No Entry Fee Team Fishing Tournament

Posted: September 12th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

If you live in an apartment in Mooresville, NC, and you or someone you know owns a Toyota Truck, you have one month to brush up on your fishing skills. Toyota Motor Sales is going to be hosting a no entry fee Bonus Bucks Team Fishing event Sunday, October 14, on Lake Norman. The fishing tournament is to say “thanks” for the hundreds of bass anglers that have purchased a Toyota truck.

All registered Bonus Bucks participants are invited, and only one of the team members must be registered in the Bonus Bucks program to be eligible to compete in the tournament which will be held at Queen's Landing on fish-filled Lake Norman, N.C.  Tournament officials from B.A.S.S. will be on site to help orchestrate the tournament portion of the event.

The top 30 teams are guaranteed a paycheck. The first 100 teams to sign up for the tournament will receive a gift pack including a custom-made "Tundra Fishing Team" rod from Quantum.

Information from SacBee.com

Help Clean and Save Our Lake

Posted: September 5th, 2012 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

The Save Our Lake Organization (SOLO) of Lake Norman has been sweeping up lots of the lake’s trash since 2004. If you live in an apartment in Mooresville, NC and you want our lake to be clean. Here is your opportunity to help.

So far, SOLO has removed more than 10 tons of litter, debris and junk from the shoreline and islands in eight years.
On Saturday, Oct. 6, the North Carolina Big Sweep waterway cleanup will take to the state’s inland and coastal shores. The Lake Norman initiative is sponsored by SOLO. Save the date!

Volunteers are needed for the 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Big Sweep along Lake Norman. It will launch from several locations, including the Pinnacle boat launch and Stutts Marina.

From the starting points, volunteers will be sent to various shorelines and islands, with boat crews ferrying the volunteers.

Divers from Scuba Adventures will help to pull trash from the lake bed, and SOLO encourages other divers to participate, too. This year, the divers will concentrate on the lake bed beneath docks at Queens Landing.

Keeping Lake Norman clean should be our number one priority. It is not only our recreation but our drinking water.

The Catawba River, which feeds into Lake Norman, has been listed as one of the nation’s endangered rivers for several years.

For Big Sweep, not only are volunteers needed to pick up trash, but to provide boast as transportation to islands. The more volunteers who join in, the cleaner the lake will be.

For more information or to volunteer, call 704-458-1163 or saveourlake@charter.net.

Mooresville Tribune